Shapes Demo

Some equations make cool shapes. Can you come up with a novel shape? **Email** us your shape equation.

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+ Last Update:
May 31, 2005

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The equation that made this shape is:

r=sin(2*theta)

Try these easy shapes :

r=cos(3*theta) - 3 bladed clover

r^2=8.0^2*cos(2*theta) - a figure 8

r=1+cos(1.0*theta) - a sideways heart...Can you figure out how to turn it right side up?

MathTrax Shapes Demo